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therefore it is not intended to find ally obliged to converse, and to prom any fault with the delay, or even to nounce the words wbich they are stimulate the Authors, much less to using with the true accent and in a endeavour to take the Work out of proper manner. their hands, even if it were practicable. The book might be intituled, “The There are also many who, for vari- Etymology and Accentuation of the ous reasons, are very desirous of Terms and Language of Botany; or; knowing if this long-wished-for His. A Botanical Glossary, on the Plan of tory be in progress, and the state in Dr. Turton's Medical Glossary." A which it now is. If it be proceeding, moderate knowledge of the Greek it is probable that some useful com- and Saxon Languages, and a slight munications would be made from va- acquaintance with French and Gerrious quarters.

Perhaps some of man, would be requisite to an Author your Correspondents will be able to of such a work, who would derive give some information on this sub- great assistance from the Etymologiject, so interesting to all Sussex men, con Botanicum of Skinner's Saxon and even, it might be presumed, to Lexicon, and from the Article Nothe Country at large, since Topogra- mina in Milne's Botanical Dictionary, phical writings bave of late come into and also from Martyn's Language of such high estimation with the publick. Botany. It is curious, that of the adjoining

I would recommend the careful acCounty of Kent there are no fewer centuation of all the words, so as that than five Histories, of worth and au- we may bo more hear of the Arbūlus, thenticity, viz. Lambarde's,Kilburne's, Clemātis, Philyrēa, or Tragopogon. Philipot's, Harris's, and Hasted's, be- It is the lot of many a good Botanist sides some of inferior vote; whilst to be sneered at on account of his there is no account of Sussex except ignorance of language ; but bow what is contained in Camden, in the should a person conversant with the Magna Britannia, and the Beauties of English Language only be aware that England.

E. J. C. the proper pronunciation of these

words is Arbutus, Clematis, PhilyMr. URBAN, Sussex, Aug. 30. rea, and Tragopogon. There may IN the Eighth Volume of Lite- be a few words so entirely naturalized

rary Anecdotes, page 642, is the and Anglicized, that the use of the following paragraph :'" Dr. Good- proper accent, as to them, might enough is preparing a very learned seem to partake of affectation and Work, called Botanica Metrica, con- pedantry: no scholar even, would taining the etymology of all botani- call an Anemove by_its proper and cal names, botb technical and also of right name of Anemone." Words of the plants.” This work has not been, this kind, however, should be nonor, indeed, as I believe, is it likely ticed, and the Botanist should be left to be published. This is the more to to his choice. be lamented, as it would not be easy The following outline of the plan to find a person so well qualified to

may suffice: be the editor of such a book as the Acorn Anglo-Saxon Aac-corn: the Bishop of Carlisle, who, to very con- corn of the oak-tree. siderable and acknowledged qualifi- Wort ---Saxon - an Herb: a very frecations as a general scholar, unites quent termination of the Saxon names an accurate and profound knowledge of Plants; as Rib-wort, Navel-wort. of the science of Botany.

Bane Saxon the same: Rats-bane, A work of this kind is, however,

Hen-bane. much wanted ; and, if executed in a

Gladiolus - Latin - Gladius, a sword : familiar and popular manner, and

from the sword-like shape of the leaves. published at a moderate price, it Nectarine Latin-Nectar, the drink of would become a manual to all Bo

the Gods: from the deliciousness of tapists and Florists, and must obtain the fruit. a considerable sale, as the study of Sycamore - Greek --Suke and Morea,

Fig-mulberry: from the resemblance Botany has of late become very ge

of the leaf to the Fig and Mulberry. neral, and it cannot be doubted that it

Plane Greek Plaius, broad : from must be agreeable and satisfactory to the breadth of the leaves. every one to understand the terms of Linnea – Modern Latin - Linnæus: 5 a science on which all are occasion. called from the celebrated Botanist.

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Goodenia-ModernLatin--Goodenough: tity, and the study of which, and

the name of the present Bp of Carlisle, other parts of theological learning, Cauliflower-Latin-Caulis, a Cabbage, it was the primary intention of the and Flos, a flower.

Founder of Trinity-college to encouRadish - Latin Radix, a Root.

rage and promote t. # As there are few to whom a book Linnæus has called some plaats afof this kind would not occasionally ter his name, Uvedaliu; and, in the be useful, it may be presumed that British Museum (Bibl. Sloab. 4064, the circulation would be so general Plut. 28. F.) are fifteen Letters from as to render it advantageous to the him to Sir Hans Sloane ; also Letters Editor : I would, therefore, Mr. Ur- from him to Dr. Sherard, and Mr. ban, recommend it to you, or to sobie James Petiver, F. R. S. author of of your learned associates (in the lan. Gazophylacium Naturæ et Artis, 1711, guage of the trade) to get up a book fol. an important and valuable work, of this kind, as expeditiously as may with nuinerous Plates, some of which be consistent with the proper execu- are dedicated to Dr. Uvedale. tion of the task ; and, if notice should Dryden, Dr. Uvedale, and other be given of such an intention, several learned men, baving agreed to transof your Correspondents would readily late Plutarch's Lives from the origicontribute their assistance.

nal Greek ; Dr. Uvedale, accordingly, Yours, &c.

E. J. C. translated the Life of Dion, aud the

work was published in 1684.
Mr. URBAN, Louth, Sept. 10.

Dr. Uvedale's eldest daughter, Jo-
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anoa, married a gentleman of the

name of Bullen (descended from the Botanist, who planted the large Cedar family of Thomas Bullen, Earl of in the garden of Queen Elizabeth's Pa- Wiltshire); and her principal descendo lace at Enfield, and concerning whom ant and representative is Richard your Correspondent Caradoc, p. 24, Frewin, esq, of Great George-street, requests information, was Fellow of Westminster. Trinity-college, Cambridge, and Rec- .Dr. Uvedale died in 1722, and was tor of Orpington, in Kent*. He was buried in Enfield church. A wholeborn May 25, 1642, and was nephew length portrait of him, and another of Sir William Uvedale, of Horton, of his wife I, were in the possession co. Dorset, and father of the Rev. of the late Admiral Uvedale S, of Bose Robert Uvedale, D. D. Vicar of En- mere House, co. Suffolk. R. U. field. As an account of him, and a pedigree of his family, may be seen

Mr. URBAN,

Sept. 6. , IN

N the course of my reading two vol. II. second edition, I shall only very entertaining and useful works, add a few circumstances respecting I remarked a singular coincidence of him which are not mentioned in that customs in two Nations far distant Work.

from each other, and at periods as At the time of his election to a remote as 1583 from 1812 ; these Fellowship of Trinity.college, he was are, England and India. Stubbe's pot only a good classical scholar, but 6 Anatomie of Abuses,” printed in bad a considerable knowledge of the 1583, well known to the amateurs of Hebrew, a language important for antient literature, and recently of its utility, and venerable for its sanc- fered to public recollection and sotice

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To this valuable Living he was collated by Archbishop Tillotson, who was his intimate friend; as was also the celebrated Dr. Stanhope, Dean of Canterbury.

of The decay of religious principles, and of those branches of learning which are more immediately connected with them, has long been a subject of general com plaint in the Christian world, and it is a lamentable fact that Hebrew literature, in particular, is much neglected in the University of Cambridge. In the Univers sity of Dublin, however, and in many other Universities, it is properly encouraged.

Mary, second daughter of Edward Stephens, esq. uf Cherrington, co. Glouces ter, by his wife Mary, eldest daughter of Sir Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench.

ş Eldest son of the Doctor's third son, the Rev. Samuel Uvedale, Rector of Bark. ing, Suffolk,

in Sir Egerton Brydges' Restituta, that Work in the British Museum, contains a satirical, if not malignant with large additions by the Author. statement, of the proceedings of the Leland also may furnish him with Barbers of the Elizabethan age, when some useful hints. employed by the fine gentlemen of From Mr. Lysons's “ Environs of their day. Quaint and laughable as London," in which Work the whole is the spleen of the writer, I shall of Middlesex is now included, much pot transcribe more of his work than information may be gleaned, and to point out the cojocidence alluded to: should be properly acknowledged. “And when they come to washing,"

Mr. Britton, the ingenious Author says Stubbe, "oh! how gingerly they of the “ Architectural Antiquities" behave themselves therein. For then and of many other useful Works, poss shail your mouth be bossed with the sesses soine valuable Collections for lather, or some that riseth of the balles Middlesex in MS. (for they haue their sweete balles where- The several distinct publications with all they vse to washe), your eyes of Parochial History will of course closed must be anointed therewith also. be attentively abridged ; namely, Then snap go the fingers, ful briquely, Brown's Stoke Newington, God wot,

Thus, this tragedy ended, Ducarel's St. Katherine's, comes me warme clothes, to wipe and

Dyson's Tott: nham, dry him withall; next, the eares must Ellis's Shoreditch, be picked, and closed together againe Faulkner's Chelsea, artificially, forsooth," &c.

Fulham, In Mr. Wathen's late tasteful publi- Ironside's Twickenham, cation, the “ Journal of a Voyage in

Nelson's Islington, 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China,”

Nichols's Canonbury, we find the following information

Park's Hampstead.

The Article Middlesex should also (p. 57):

be consulted in “ Fuller's Worthies ;" "We were stirring early the next:

Magna Britannia ;” “Gough's Cammorning; and, having heard much of the expertness of the Indian barbers, den;" and his “ British Topography." 1 sent for one of this loquacious frater

Yours, &c.

CARADOC. nity, who, when he arrived, did not dishonour his profession hy withholding CREPUNDIA LITERARIA, auctore V.L. bis communications, which he conveyed

No. I. in broken English, but sufficiently in

Ridiculuni acri telligible to his auditor. The operation Fortiùs & meliùs magnas plerumque of shaving I had myself performed as

Hor. Sat, 1. 10. usual; he therefore bad, as I thought, 1. OHN DEE, the first only to adjust my hair, which he finished with great adroitness, but, not contented lege, Cambridge, was a man of un-with combing and arranging the hair, he

common application and diligence, but proceeded by drawing and dislocating my

had very little of that, which has ever fingers, me after the other, producing bid defiance to definition, and is usua loud snap from each."

ally denominated common sense. That Can any of your Readers account he was studious to an excess scarcely for this antient English and Eastern credible, may, without much difti custom? The regular commerce of culty, be inferred from his own words: India through the Company did not Anno 1542, I was sent by my fatake place till 1600, seventeen years ther Rowland Dee to the University after Stubbe's publication ; and, as he of Cambridge, there to begin with does not mention it as a povelty, is logick, and so to proceed in the learn. it probable we derived it from India, ing of good arts and sciences, for I when a few adventurers only had vi- had before been meetly well-furnished sited that remote Country?

with understanding of the Latin Yours, &c. J. P. MALCOLM.

tongue, I being then somewhat above

fifteen years old. In the years 1543, Mr. UBBAN, Temple, Sept. 9.

1544, 1545, I was so vehemently bent (R. Brewer is, doubtless, aware to studie, that for those years I did tannie" should form the basis of a sleep four hours every night ; to alHistory of Middlesex; but it may be low to meat and drink, and some renew to him that there is a copy of freshing after, two hours'every day

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208 Anecdotesof John Dee.--Lempriere's Classical Dictionary.[Sept. and of the other eighteen hours, all, two birds with one stone, had the saexcept the time of going to, and be gacity to unite breeches-making with ing at Divine Service, was spent in astrology. When visible, he was ever my studies and learning." That he discovered up to tbe koees in comwas, moreover, weak and wrong- passes, scissars, triangles, and washheaded, that he lived in a sort leather. of continual childhood, and that he 2. Doctor Lempriere's Classical was all but an ideot withal, may be Dictionary (a book, which would easily deduced from the same source: have been just twice as good, if its “I was out of St. John's College, cho-' compiler_had properly availed himsen to be one of the Fellows of Trioịty self of Lloyd's edition of Charles College, at the first erection thereof Stephens's Dictionarium Poëticum, by King Henry VIII, I was also as. &c.) is, as every schoolboy knows, signed there to be the Under Reader interspersed with anecdote as well as of the Greek tongue, Mr. Pember being instruction. We recommend to our Chief Greek Reader then in Trinity growing poets to study well what is College. Hereupon I did set forth, said of that versifier, who received, and it was seen of the University, a from Alexander the Great, a piece of Greek comedy of Aristophanes, nam- gold for every good line in a certain ed in Greek Elphin, in Latin Pax, composition, but for every bad one with the performance of the Scara

a box on the ear. If this system of bæus (Scarabæus), or beetle, his fly- reward were introduced into our ing up to Jupiter's palace with a man schools, in which boys are forced to and bis basket of victuals on her [his] write verse, whether it be in their back, whereat was great wondering, nature or not, we should be not a and many vain reports spread abroad, little apprehensive of the speedy apof the means how that was effected.” pearance of a new distemper, which

· This magnanimous exploit was might, pot improperly, go by the nearly paralleled by another of the Dame of febris auricularis.--Several same sort, which was performed in other facts, there recorded, are adthe reign of Queen Elizabeth ; who, mirably well-calculated to try a man's on her visit to the Uuiversity of belief; as, for instance, where we Cambridge, was offered the repre- are told that * Calchas died through sentation of Sophocles's Electra in grief, because he found himself unGreek, which she, with her usual po. able to number the figs on a certain liteness, declined, or (as it would be fig-tree; and that one Drusus, au understood now-a-days,) intimated her historian of great promise and bigh desire or determination to be excused notions (though G-d knows who he the torture of hearing; thereby place was), being one day, during his ining in the scale her own good sense fancy we suppose, inissing from his against the combined sense of the cradle, was on the next found on the whole University, and preponderat- highest part of the house, with his ing too. The spirit (we should sup- face turned towards the sun. Poor pose), which suggested the actiog of man! he was determined to get as the Electra, was much of the same sort near to il as possible. But, alas ! with that which prompted Mamma to like the rest of us, he could not do tease and pester Doctor Johnson to more than he could.The story of hear ber little boy repeat Gay's Fables. Parrhasius and the curtain may be en--Dee, however, was the sufferer by titled to some degree of belief; but his oddities; for, what with mathe- he must be a man of sworn credulity matical instruments, and what with and unqualified deglutition, who can acting Greek Plays, he had well nigh swallow, whole, or by piece-meal, the been hanged for a conjuror. He was account of a lamp burning 1500 years an honest, inoffensive, and well-mean- in Tulliola's fomh. And yet I have ing sort of man, I dare say; and heard even this defended as feasible, ought to rank high among that spe- and supported with instances pretendo cies of beings termed Wisemen; of ed to be authentick. whom every village, in the North of England at least, produces one.

* If the young scholar will read Lem

I well recollect being once entertained priere's account of Mopsus, he will

find with an interview with a creature of Homer is not alway's to be believed. See

out, perhaps to his surprise, that even this sort; who, determined to kill Iliad. A. 69.

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